Probability of a larger Embraer?
About the same probability of you using the search feature or doing a bit of research on your own-- ZEROOO
Embraer is partially owned by EADS, owner of Airbus, so why in god's name would EADS authorize Embraer to build a competing product to the much more profitable Airbus venture?
Second, a modern widebody cost huge amounts of money. The 777 was estimated at 12+ billion, add in another 1 billion for 773ER/772LR. And the 7E7 will tip the scales at 8+ billion. The E170/E190 was spare change compared to these developments. The complexity and cost of aircraft its practically exponential, there is quite a difference between RJ
and ULH C-market widebody.
And also, why would Boeing/Airbus *ever* allow another entrant to the 200+ seat market? Every order is a massive brawl as it is... besides, what needs are not being met that Embraer could exploit? None.... no niche for them to soley occupy. They have the RJ market down... just stay there and be comfortable.
[Edited 2004-11-10 04:38:02]